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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT
Social Welfare Department Community, Nativity and Date of Birth certificate issued by
the competent authority in accordance with the A.P. SCs, STs and BCs - Issue of
Community, Nativity and Date of Birth certificates Rules, 1997 Treated as permanent
one Orders Issued.
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SOCIAL WELFARE (CV.1) DEPARTMENT


G.O.MS.No. 26

Dated: 04.05.2015
Read the following :-

(1) G.O. Ms. No. 58, Social Welfare (J) Dept., dt: 12-05-1997
(2) E-Memo No. 14355/SWD/CV/2002-2, Social Welfare (CV) Dept., dt: 8.4.2004
(3) Letter Lr.Rc.No.G3/451/2015, Dated: 20.03.2015 from the Director of
Social Welfare, A.P., Hyderabad
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ORDER :
In the G.O. 1st read above, orders were issued regarding issue of Community,
Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Backward
Classes.
2.
As per Rule 16 of the said GO, the Community, Nativity and Date of Birth
Certificate issued by the Competent Authority shall be a permanent one. The same has
been reiterated in the reference 2nd read above and all the departments and agencies
concerned have been requested to verify the original Integrated Community, Nativity and
Date of Birth Certificates and return the same to the concerned people by retaining the
attested copies for their record purpose while making an entry accordingly on the
attested copy. This was meant for avoiding of forcing the people to obtain fresh
Integrated Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates from Competent Authorities
repeatedly.
3.
In the reference 3rd read above, the DSW, A.P., Hyderabad has brought to the
notice of the Government that several problems are being faced by the public with
regard to obtaining Integrated Community Certificates.
4.
Government, after careful consideration of the matter and in order to overcome
the hardship being faced by the ST/ST/BC communities, hereby order as under :
A. Admission to Social Welfare Hostels, Residential Schools of all Departments:
i.

Application may be accepted with self-certification for Caste.

ii.

Aadhar number of child and both parents, in addition to other details that
are normally obtained in the application form should suffice.

iii.

No other certificate shall be insisted upon.

iv.

In case of any question about the self-certification of caste, the


Commissioner, Social Welfare may address Collector to cause verification.

B. School & College Admissions, Post Matric Scholarships & Fee Reimbursement
i.

A copy of the Integrated caste certificate may be obtained at the time of


applying. The same may be verified in the Meeseva / ISES Database. In
case of pre-Meeseva certificates, verification may be done on production
of the original by the applicant.

ii.

The original shall be used only for verification and shall be returned on the
same day and shall not be kept with the Institution/ Department under any
circumstances.

iii.

In case of any doubt about the certificate, the Department may address
Collector for ratification/ verification.

iv.

Verification of Integrated certificate is to be done only once during the


course of study.
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v.

vi.

A letter shall be sent to the Student as well as Parents, under the signature
of Honble Chief Minister at the time of first grant of scholarship as well as
at the time of renewal of scholarship.
Since Caste has already been verified at the time of admission to
Colleges, further certification of caste shall not be insisted upon at the time
of Grant of scholarships.

vii.

No verification is needed for renewal of post-matric scholarships/ fee


reimbursement.
C. Jobs of State Government/ State Organizations/ State Public Sector Units
i.

None of the State Government organizations/ Departments/ State PSUs


shall prescribe any format for obtaining caste status of applicants. They
shall accept the copies of Permanent Integrated certificates issued by
Tahasildars through Meeseva.

ii.

The same may be verified in the Meeseva/ISES Database. In case of


certificates not issued through Meeseva, verification may be done on
production of the original by the applicant.

iii.

The original shall be returned on the same day and shall not be kept with
the Institution/ Department/PSU under any circumstances.

iv.

In case of any question about the caste of the selected applicant, the
employer may address Collector for verification.

D. While applying for jobs of central government and its organizations, fresh print of
already issued certificate may be given at Meeseva, based on data already
available in Meeseva/ISES database.
E. Furnishing of integrated certificate for every instance may be avoided by
incorporating the permanency clause in certificate itself by suitably modifying the
existing format of the certificate.
F. All kinds of certificates issued from Meeseva may be linked with Aadhar to avoid
duplication and easy and hassle free reference to the applicant and requisitioning
dept.
5.
These orders shall come into force with immediate effect. All the District
Collectors, departments and agencies concerned shall take action in the matter
accordingly.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
DR VIJAY KUMAR
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
To
All Departments of A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad
(With a request to address their HODs under their control to adhere to the above
instructions)
All Heads of Departments
All District Collectors
The Secretary, APPSC, A.P., Hyderabad
All Registrars of all Universities in the State
All Managing Directors of PSUs in A.P.
The DSW, A.P., Hyderabad
The CTW, A.P., Hyderabad
The Commissioner of BC Welfare, A.P., Hyderabad
Copy to:
The IGP, PCR cell,
The PS to CS
The PS to Secretary to CM
The PS to the Honble Minister (SWE&TWE)
The PS to Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Department
SF / SC
//FORWARDED:: BY ORDER//
SECTION OFFICER
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